Michael J. Ney, 75 years old of West Chester, PA went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 at Chester County Hospital.
He was the devoted husband and best friend of Christine (Tina) Ney.
Born November 4th, 1945 in Harrisburg, PA, he was the son of the late Roy and Nancy Ney.
“Micky” grew up in Steelton, PA with his older brother, Roger, and younger brother, Roy Jr. (Shorty). He graduated from Steelton High and went on to get his undergrad degree from Shippensburg University. He then earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Shippensburg and a Master’s of Administration Degree from Cheyney University.
Mick then spent the next 30+ years of his life serving in a variety of teaching and administrative roles in the Upper Darby School District, both at the elementary and middle school level. He was loved by his colleagues and students alike because of his sense of humor and gifted teaching abilities. Over the years he earned the nickname Captain Grammar, as everyone in our family would attest, most likely wishing he could make corrections to this as well (sorry, Dad).
He was a member of Living Faith Church in West Chester, PA for many years. His faith in Jesus was always the foundation of his life, serving as the source from which everything else in his life flowed.
He enjoyed endless hours of fishing on Penns Creek (and then exaggerating his success through endless fish tales) at the family’s cabin in central Pennsylvania, the love of which he passed on to his sons. Over the years he also passed on his avid love for sports to his sons, sacrificing countless evenings and weekends to watch and coach their teams. In his younger years, he played (and would tell you he excelled at) a variety of sports, remaining active late into his life.
Mick is survived by his wife of 45 years, Tina, and his four sons Erik (wife Sherri and daughters, Jordyn and Morgan), Jeff a.k.a “Hoss”, (wife Christine), Jeremy (wife Ashley and baby on the way) and Zach (wife Kelsey, daughter, Madison, and son, Hunter). His greatest joy (as well as his excuse to continue to act like a child) was being a “Papi/Poppy” to his grandchildren. They were truly the light of his life.
He was preceded in death by both parents, Roy and Nancy Ney, and brothers, Roger and Shorty.
Relatives and friends are invited to his celebration of life service on Mick’s birthday, Thursday, November 4th at Living Faith Church in West Chester, PA. Visitation with the family will begin at 1pm, followed by the celebration service at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Association for Cancer Research, 615 Chestnut St., 17th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404. (https://www.aacr.org).
Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. of West Chester, PA 610-696-1181 www.DellaFH.com